"#Settlers Of Catan," a movie based on a popular board game, is apparently in the works with Sony Pictures. In a report obtained by The Hollywood Reporter, the studio is reportedly in negotiations to acquire the rights to the film. Sony is also working closely with the producer, Gail Katz, who originally acquired the rights to the film back in 2015.

Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, the "LEGO" movie maker, are also slated to produce the upcoming film adaptation. Meanwhile, Andrea Giannetti is eyed by #Sony Pictures to work on the project for Columbia. Another report claimed that Blaise Hemingway is slated to write the screenplay of the upcoming film.

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Expanding the story on screen

When asked about the opportunity to be working with Sony, Katz added that he is very excited to be working with the studio with their plans of bringing the world of Catan to life. He further added that the upcoming film adaptation is also giving them the chance of expanding the story of the film to the big screen.

Perhaps, the movie producer feels privileged by the opportunity to share"Settlers of Catan" with billions of people around the world. He added that he was also a huge fan of the game and he believed on the endless opportunities that the movie will inspire its viewers, Entertainment Weekly reported.

Best-selling copies

"Settlers of Catan" is undoubtedly one of the most coveted games since it was released in 1995. In a report from Entertainment Weekly, it was revealed that the popular game had sold more than 25 million copies around the world, in about 38 languages.

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Through its original release in 1995, "Settlers of Catan" gained honors from the Germany critics and was named as the "Most Prestigious Game of the Year" award winner.

The game, which was originally designed by Klaus Teuber, has the goal of creating a dominant community in the ever-changing island of Catan. Hundreds of games were introduced every year worldwide from the different designers. While game fans are waiting for its upcoming #Movie Adaptation, it was also learned that Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard were among the high-profile fans of the game.

Whether or not the rights will be acquired by the Sony Pictures, the studio still believes that the film adaptation is definitely a potential franchise starter. As of now, further details are yet to be announced by the studio. Nevertheless, Sony is already one step closer to bringing the world of Catan to the big screen.